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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flying Green - Alaska Airlines Launches First Biofuel (20% Used Cooking Oil) Flight Today - Seattle to Washington DC - More flights to follow!

Alaska Airlines launched the first biofuel flight today (out of 75 planned flights) and it was powered with a 20% biofuel blend.  The flight left the Seattle-Tacoma Airport today going to Washington DC with more flights to follow:

1 daily Alaska Seattle-Washington DC flight.  Total of 11 flights.
6 daily Portland, Oregon-Seattle-Portland flights operated by sister carrier Horizon Air.  Total of 64 flights.

For more information please go to the following link:||20111109_AW||

Alaska Airlines would like your input, on the future of aviation, sustainability and environmental awareness, you can join their "Flying Green Chat" at

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